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WEST CHESTER, PA, May 19, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sometimes called a living will, an advance directive is a legal document that enables someone to outline their wishes for medical treatment and end-of-life care. The attorneys who do wills at Carosella & Associates recommend that clients include a durable power of attorney for health care and an advance directive as part of their estate plan. An advance directive usually includes details about the type of medical care someone would or would not want should they become incapacitated. This can include a feeding tube, hydration, ventilator, palliative care, pain medications, CPR, and other medical care.
"Regardless of your age, it's critical to have an advance directive and durable power of attorney," says Vincent Carosella, Jr., founding partner. "If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it's that life can be fragile and unpredictable, so it's best to be prepared when it comes to healthcare decisions. An attorney for wills and trusts can help you draft an advance directive and other estate planning documents that give you peace of mind and make things easier for your loved ones if you become ill."
No one enjoys thinking about what could happen if they become seriously injured or sick. However, it is vital for clients to name an agent to make healthcare decisions on their behalf and to be clear about their wishes for medical treatment and end-of-life care. A lawyer for wills and trusts can provide straightforward advice about these challenging decisions and ensure all important details are covered in an advance directive. A comprehensive estate plan should also include a properly drafted will, durable power of attorney for finances, and in some cases, certain types of trusts. The estate planning attorneys at Carosella & Associates work collaboratively to help clients protect their assets, interests, and their families.
For more than 25 years, the skilled team of attorneys, paralegals, firm administrators, administrative assistants, and legal secretaries at Carosella & Associates has provided top-quality legal representation for matters in myriad aspects of the law. The full-service law firm has decades of experience in many different areas, including estate planning, business succession planning, commercial and residential real estate, zoning, contracts, bankruptcy, immigration, divorce, and criminal law. Several of the attorneys at Carosella & Associates are licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information visit carosella.com.
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